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Feb 4, 2013 12:30am EST
.m. eastern and pacific. watch any time on next, a discussion about the situation in northern mali and its impact on neighboring countries. then, a look at foreign policy challenges facing the obama administration. after that, a discussion about the state of women's rights around the world. >> if you have some hotshot who just got his phd in computer science from stanford, she is getting offers from all over the world. to say you can stay in some limbo for six years, that is not really competitive. >> congress can do a lot. you do not have to be efficient on your iphone or blackberry to understand the application of policy and what makes it work and does not. >> it is very difficult to make investment decisions and expect any kind of return on investment when you have no way to predict the future. our difficulty right now is that there is no consistency or certainty in in our policy decisions. >> the government's role in technology and policy, from this years ces international consumer electronics show. monday night on the communicators on c-span2. >> at age 65, she was the oldest
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
's coming up in the next half-hour -- a meeting in brussels debates the future of mali. >> britain's parliament votes on a same-sex marriage fell in a debate which threatens to split the conservative party. >> and the dangers of cyber- bullying. how one group is trying to teach young people to avoid becoming a victim of bullying online. we begin this program in mali where secular toric forces -- tuareg forces say they have taken hold of the last segment held by rebel forces. >> those mnla fighters told reporters that islamists had abandoned the area. the rebel group began a separatist insurgency in the north of mali last year. it was later hijacked by al qaeda-linked islamists. >> we are joined live from mali by our correspondent. could we say this is the end of the islamic threat or the beginning of a protracted guerrilla war? >> it is difficult to say because although the french, malian an dnow tuareg soldiers have taken population centers, aide from the few militants that have been captured, the majority have just disappeared into a large desert area in the north. >> you are say
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
. and about 40 minutes we will have a discussion on the conflict in northern mali ouis many years ago louis brandeisott wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. a democracy of course is rootedf and based in the notion of ansos enlightened citizenry to read some of us think that democracy is defined by the ritual votings of course in voting it is dem important inoc a democracy. voting takes place all over then world. it takes place in democracies.n it takes place in dictatorships. it takes place in a totalitarian societies. voting alone doesn't mean we live in a free society. fre we live in a free society when it is based on an enlightened citizenry that takes thatghtenmo enlightenment into action causing vose to honor our ideas as a nation. >>> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever covered or banaa around. i mean, it was just we will never see it again and the hearing was facing george w. bush who headed the republican party backing him and the republican governors in new hampshire and
Feb 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
to more delays and more bureaucracy. >> we will have the latest on mali. >> and we will be asking who is the crown undiplomatic language after a delete's election results. -- on diplomatic language after italy's election results. >> welcome back to the "journal " on dw. german lawmakers are voting on sending more troops to support the french-led mission in mali. their role will be training up mullion forces and providing logistical support -- molly and -- malian forces and providing logistical support. >> paris had planned to withdraw troops next month, but some fighting is still going on. >> mali's political future is uncertain. they have made significant inroads to pushing rebels out of the country. >> french forces advanced quickly in northern mali. one city after another fell to their control as islamist rebels beat a hasty retreat. local people welcome the french as liberators. many had suffered greatly under the tearing of the islamist militia -- the tearing me -- the tyranny of the islamist militia. many of the cities are now largely back under government control. the islamists
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
>> a warm welcome from the residents of timbuktu as the french president visits mali. but francois alone says the combat isn't over and france will support the malians until they have back their entire sovereignty. i'm julie mcdonald. this is al-jazeera live from london. video of police stripping and beating a demonstrator fuels anger in egypt. syria's opposition tries to bring law and order to the streets of aleppo with a new police force. spain's prime minister denies receiving secret payments in a growing corruption scandal. and find out what drove a member of this japanese pop group to shave her head and apologize to her fans. welcome to the program. the french president francois hollande says his army will stay in mali until sovereignty is restored. he made the pledge on a triumphant trip to the country days after french troops ousted the rebels from the last of the three main northern cities they'd occupied. hollande got a hero's welcome visiting timbuktu. jackie is in timbuktu for us. not quite mission accomplished but it seems like hollande was welcomed, indeed. >> yes. fra
Feb 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
in mali but will they be out for revenge? >> all are rebels or bandits. when we get to the north they should get out of our way. they are enemies of the state. >> welcome to london airport in istanbul. as competition hots up for u.k. passengers, we head for the gateway to asia. >> underground, your nation -- [inaudible] >> and we look forward on the plastic pollution-killing wildlife across the world. scientists are studying the effects on marine createures. -- creatures. hello. the french army has made significant gains this week against mali rebels. but the job is far from over. vast sways of northern mali need to be secured in the long-term if peace is to be achieved. our reporter was there earlier in the week to look at the militias being trained by the malian army to restore order and found out whether they'll be out for revenge. >> ready to die for their country. these young men are preparing to go home. called children the -- called the children of the land, they're a militia made up largely of ref i have jis from northern mali. as forces retake the region from islamist an
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
? >> certainly not. the whole region is in turmoil, weather we look at nigeria, mali, egypt -- whether we look at nigeria, mali, egypt. this was really meant as a warning shot against syria, but then again, the region isyou doe react. i think this is also a message by israel to iran indicating that israel is not willing to accept any deals. >> is that why israel has attacked? >> there is no knowledge of why exactly israel attacked last night rather than a week ago or a week later. i think the new government in the making wants to make clear that they will continue policies towards the region, and it is a clear message towards iran and also towards russia. >> what about the united nations' clear criticism of israel's settlement activity? >> israel will continue to ignore this decision. so will the united states. they will continue to back israeli policies in the occupied territories, but nevertheless, there is a certain change of attitudes to be observed in western countries. more and more criticism coming along with israeli settlement policies, and i think israelis feel the heat. you might eve
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. from mali to egypt to syria, unrest across north africa and the middle east is growing. one leading expert tells how washington should respond to promote stability and protect its interests. but first, the tense line between personal privacy and national security has been an issue since 9/11. few agencies are more secretive or more involved in sensitive global intelligence collection and analysis than the national security agency. which must deal with this delicate issue on a daily basis. nsa technical experts must keep the nation safe complying with all rules and regulations. the man heading up the effort to quote keep the spies in line as some say is john delong. nsa's first ever compliance director. john welcome to the program. >> thanks for having me on the show. >> so let's starlet out. i mean -- start out. i mean the stereotype is that the national security agency can spy on anybody it wants to spy on and can do anything that it wants but you guys are really in a delicate spot as an intelligence agency who has to
Feb 6, 2013 5:30am PST
an increase in the minimum wage. the french minister calls the conflict in mali a real war. there's a new effort to save the ancient roman city of pompeii . a tunisian opposition leader has died after being shot outside his home in the capital tunis. shokri belaid led the unified democratic nationalist party and had been a strong critic of tunisia's government. witnesses say that he died in a clinic after being attacked when he left home. this shows the place reportedly where he was shot. his family and the prime minister have called it an assassination. the leader of the party which dominates the government says it undermines the ability of tunisia. >> this is a heinous political climate seemed to undermine the stability of the country. targeting our transition to democracy and any development projects currently planned by the government. we consider the perpetrators as enemies of the country, of democracy, and of islam. >> a member of the opposition blame the government for the killing. >> i accuse that party. it has plotted for this assassination. we cannot be intrigued by their condem
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
for terrorism. and terrorism would've conquered all of mali. i made this choice on behalf of france, in the name of france, because it was our responsibility. we have been well represented in that part of the world. we were able to provide the help that president of mali expected of us immediately. and that decision is one that i took also on behalf of of europe end of the international committee. and i would like to thank the european parliament here for the support and understanding it showed us in this very special moment, in which european country committed itself on behalf of of an african country. not to stir up the ghosts of the past, but to bring back dignity to a people, people who have enabled my country to be freed from servitude during the second world war. [applause] [speaking french] >> translator: i can tell you that mali will recover its territorial integrity. the moment is nigh. the political time will come. the time for dialogue and reconciliation. stability in this country and that whole region of west africa, time for development, and this time has to be time for the african
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
:00 p.m. on c-span, c-span radio, and >>> recently described a complex situation in mali. the latest unrest in the country began last year when the government was overthrown in a military -- separate disgroup on the north began fighting for independence shortly after. in recent weeks, they are retaken territory from the rebels. they have plan to transition responsibility from security to an african divorce. the event from atlanta counsel in washington is about two hours. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] good afternoon. my name is peter faum and i'm the director of the africa center here at the atlantic counsel on whaif of the chairman of the atlantic counsel, senator chuck hagel, our president and ceo fred, it's my pleasure to welcome you here this afternoon for this discussion on managing the the crisis in mali. before enter deucing today's topic, let me say a word about the council of the african center for the benefit of the audience those who are new or joining us for the first time joining us via the television or internet. the africa center was established in s
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
for the semifinals of the africa cup of nations on wednesday. we find out what mali fans think of their forthcoming match against nigeria. >> there are two other teams about to clash in the semifinal. mali is the third best team in africa. then there is my side, nigeria. know your enemy. i'm about to find out what the mali fans are all about. ♪ the competition is still alive and well. i knew they would be here. it is the mali fans chilling on the beach. you guys better pack your bags and go home.>> [in foreign language] >> my friends, do you honestly -- honestly believe that the eagles of mali can defeat the eagles of speaking foreign language] >> we are going to beat them. we are going to wipe them, 3-0. no way. we are in the finals. >> we shall see on wednesday. good luck.♪ those guys are clearly nuts and have no idea what they are talking about.before i meet them again at the semifinals, i'm going to head across town for one final piece of business. one of the problems organizers of this competition have faced is the state of the pitches.some of them are truly awful. i'm here to find out wha
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
in northern mali. they feel that the control of the interests but also that it would destabilize far more important allies as a major concern in the capital's. they have the transborder militancy has exacerbated by the difficult space transitions and north africa and by the state fragility in north africa. the risks for the spillover our real. it is fast lee becoming a smuggling headquarters are between libya and there's a huge concern within the of their government in the interviews that geneva is becoming for now a corridor for the dealers and it's becoming frequent as well as the case on january 17th when the security forces arrested militant groups in the confiscated grenades and rifles it could be more than a transit route. they are currently fighting alongside mog -- fathi hill magreb. flash to the other members such as the parliamentarians are concerned that to nisha, that the war in mali might become a recruitment for the disgruntled islamists and the hard core salafist is and there's also general concern of backlash against the country's supportive of the french incursion. so, so
Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
, let's look at the fight against islamists in mali. french troops are fighting alongside the malian army and african soldiers from neighboring countries. the malian army will be trained by military experts from eu countries. the war is likely to go on for a long time, and as a precaution, french police are keeping a particularly close eye on the islamists seen in france. the security of what level there is that read, signifying threats from terrorists are probable. the malian community in paris is also coming under scrutiny. 100,000 malians live in france. most have come to work, and they live in residential homes. >> these women cook up the taste of home in their pots every day. this kitchen is not in bamako, however, but in a suburb of paris. and the television is turned on the whole day. the women's response is one of the light. around 600 malian then lived here in the rundown workers' hospital. they sleep six to a room and are in regular contact with their home country. this man wants to know how things are going for the french in mali. it is a whole different world here in the
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
. france wants the united nations to take charge of security in mali. the un security council is considering a plan for an international peacekeeping force of less than a month since france launched a military action to drive al qaeda rebels out of town in northern mali. our diplomatic editor reports. >> african soldiers on their way to northern mali. these troops are from chad, part of the african force that was supposed to run the peacekeeping operation. but the plans are now being changed. these troops could soon be wearing un blue berets. the intervention is now much more complicated. the security council and in particular france, which wants to start drawing down its troops in a matter of weeks, are supportive of the idea. clerk we have to have a transition from the french and others to a un peacekeeping operation. it will be easier because i guess most of the contingents of the peacekeeping operation will be the african contingents. >> the un has been making detailed plans, but officials are making it clear the primary role will be peacekeeping and not fighting. >> to ke
Feb 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
in a northern city and mali. the french-led a forces recaptured the city last month that they have since been on alert. on saturday, there is a suicide bomber blew itself up a separate -- and a security checkpoint. no one was injured. one day earlier, a soldier was wounded when another suicide bomber targeted the same outpost. >> the suicide attack in the biggest city in the north of mali is significant because it's the second such attack since friday. on friday morning, we saw the first suicide attack since the conflict began since the french arrived. the suicide attacks on the city seemed to be a change of tactics. most of the armed groups that occupied the city and others had been pushed out by air strikes from the french and dutch troops from a ballet. -- troops from mali. but they worry that laying explosives rises on the road could increase the coming months and people of mali will be worried about how they have to deal with it. they're not used to dealing with guerrilla tactics like this and the french have said they're keen to pull out as soon as possible. whoever is left, whether it'
Feb 13, 2013 7:30am EST
to emergency assistance. >>> french troops have brought some stability to the west african nation of mali. they've recaptured key cities from islamist militants. but for the hundreds of thousands of malians who fled their homes the conflict is far from over. we have a report from the capital. >> reporter: bamako lies in the south of the country. security is heavy at the airports and other important facilities. there's fear of terror attacks by militants. but after the french intervention there's less concern that they will launch a direct offensive in the capital. >> translator: the situation has improved with the french military intervention. i can now sleep with peace of mind. >> reporter: but in the north militants still influence many cities. nearly 400,000 people fled and are sheltering in other parts of mali or neighboring countries. over 100 people from 15 northern families have stayed at this facility near bamako for often months. evacuees rely on ngos for food. an american ngo is distributing food for the northern mallyian displaced families. this help is crucial for them to survive. 5
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
it would be disastrous to have an election in mali, until you have a cohort of civilian leaders who are united in articulating that there's going to be a malian state. doesn't make sense. it will throw someone up there, who are they leading? you have to have an army without troops? got to have a sense of elite coherence about what the state is going to be about. and it's not there yet. you have to think logically about these things. so let's stop with the election, stop talking about elections. elections are only valuable at a certain moment in time, after you have a cohort of leaders who agree that there's going to be a state. you don't have that there. you don't have that yet in mali. that's my point of view anyway. >> i'm sure -- going out on a limb. lack of elite coherence and having elections, i guess i voted for the last time in d.c. will suspend elections for a while here. before we go to questions, another thing, elephant in the room, i think would be irresponsible of me to open things up with at least having a brief comment from the panel. this week it was reported in the m
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
've obtained video showing the militants training in neighboring mali and issuing bold threats. here is that story. >> reporter: this man is reported to have led the attack. he's known as niger. he phoned media outlets in neighboring area throughout the siege. he is on a video that's believed to have been recorded in northern mali in 2010 or 2011. he and other militants showed their hostility toward western and arab nations. the people in the media were from different parts of africa. they have various types of weapons from anti-aircraft artillery. security experts say many of the weapons came from libya. they say different groups took the arms across the border after the fall of gadhafi. the video shows the transient life the militants led in the desert. they moved frequently from one location to another. mokhtar belmokhtar is believed to have been behind the attacks in algeria. they say the group gathered in southern libya and then crossed the border. what's not clear, though, is how the fighters managed to penetrate the military security forces and private guards to take control o
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
>> live from the berlin studios of dw, this is the "journal." >> with syria and mali in focus, world leaders convene for the munich conference. >> criticism in front of the presidential palace. >> it has become the byword for organized -- [no audio] -- celebrates its 100th birthday. thanks for joining us. international leaders are gathering in bavaria for the annual munich security conference. the german defense minister opened the conference by focusing on the current conflicts in syria and moly -- mali and emphasizing the importance of ongoing cooperation between europe and the united states. them in the united nations has been gridlocked over syria for months, and often, these occasions provide a more informal opportunity for an exchange of ideas. one of the most prominent speakers will be vice president joe biden of the u.s., and he stopped off in berlin on the way to the meeting. >> the u.s. vice-president peter were when visit to the german capital and his first to the german chancellery. he held an equally brief press conference after talks with chancellor merkel, givin
Feb 4, 2013 5:30am PST
in mali have captured a top rebel commander. government forces say mohamed moussa ag mouhamed was caught near the new border -- near the border. last week, french and malian troops regained control of three cities that had been held by al qaeda-linked fighters. the french air force is continuing its campaign in northern mali. we have the latest from the capital, bamako. >> the french have been carrying out more airstrikes against kidal in the northeast of mali and also a nearby town. they are targeting fuel storage , arms caches, and training bases. it seems as though this military campaign against al qaeda- linked rebels is moving into a different stage. we have followed the military offensive on the ground, traditional, armored columns moving north, capturing various towns, the city of timbuktu. now it is desert and mountains. the population centers are smaller and more spaced out. it is an area where the remaining rebel elements appear to be holed up. it seems the french are trying to cut off their supply route, put them in a position where they cannot survive there. that there is the
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
] (narrator) in the countries of mali, senegal, and gambia in west africa, musicians known as griots have traditionally played an important role in society as storytellers and historians. the griots sing songs and proverbs accompanied by astrument known as a kora, a spiked harp with a gourd resonator. (brown) in many african cultures, there aren't written traditions. i mean tradionally, there weren't books, there weren't forms of writing and people needed ways of remembering things, of preserving their history and culture and values. and one of the ways in which they did that was through song. one example can be seen in the kora and the tradition of music that surrounds it. the kora is always accompanied by song, and those songs recount the deeds of heroes and kings, and these days, merchants and traders and other important people in the society. it's a repository of historical knowledge and also of cultural values. the kora tradition goes back several hundred years in west africa. it basically comes out of the old mali empire. the mali empire was founded in 1235 by sunjata, the first kin
Feb 27, 2013 5:30am PST
it would be something of an about turn for the u.s. mali and syria will be on joint -- i and john kerry's agenda. he met angela merkel in berlin on tuesday. he is now in paris where he is due to hold talks with french president francois hollande. >> the u.s. secretary of state and his french counterpart will give a news conference a little later. we expect them to stand shoulder to shoulder on the issue of mali. the u.s. has backed the intervention in mali and has offered logistical support to french troops. a reminder of just how precarious the situation is in moly with this car bombing which is reported to have killed seven people. what everybody is more interested in hearing about today is what the two men will set on syria. there are reports that the u.s. is going to shift its policy slightly to an offer direct assistance to the syrian opposition. we will have to wait and see what happens in that news conference. france and the u.s. had a good relationship. the relationship nosedived after the 2003 invasion of iraq, but they seem to be getting back on track. they certainly seem to b
Feb 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
africa, as french troops we take parts of mali from islamic militants. we hear horror stories about life and the shari'a law. >> george: for the past year, islamic militants have ruled portions of northern mali that they took by force. now french and malian forces are driving the rebels out of the cities and towns they have conquered, freeing the people who were forced to live under the horror of shari'a law. ephraim graham has the story. >> reporter: dall residents dancing in the streets, celebrating their town's liberation from islamic extremists. but that celebration soon turned to anger, with mali citizens looting islamic police headquarters, and lashing out against any sign of the 10 months of oppression they endured. in that time, islamist rebels amputated the hands of these two men for supporting the malian government. this man says islamic police cut my hand and showed it to the crowd. he says jihadists tortured me for three months before hacking my hand off in front of everyone. a fight against memories of the islamist oppression also played out here, in the streets of a newly l
Feb 19, 2013 9:00pm PST
-threatening punishment. >> wendy: in the african nation of mali, fighting continues between government troops and the islamic rebels in the north. that means thousands of malians displaced by war will remain homeless a while longer. in the meantime, cbn's "operation blessing" is there, bringing them help in their time of need. gary lane has the latest from the capital city of amoko. >> reporter: amina was planning to return home to gao after the french forces freed the city. now her hopes are dashed. she says when the rebels came, they vandalized her church and burned a bible. she said, they told us they had defeated jesus, but that is a lie. amin and others have found refuge in the capital city of acoko. each of them had stories of tragedy to tell. very sad stories, and they're in great need, especially for food and other supplies. workers with "operation blessing" are now on the ground in mali, providing these refugees beans and rice. they found shelter at some local churches, they still need nutritious meals. more than a quarter of a million malians are displaced. former muslim turned chri
Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
. there was a remarkable spectacle in the town of timbuktu today, the center of culture in the african nature of mali, islamic extremists had taken over there, but this week, french forces with american help retook it and today the french president capped the triumph with a quick visit to the city, whose people had suffered under the severe islamic code known as sharia law. elizabeth palmer reached ti timbuktu behind the french advance. >> it was a victory lap for french president francois hollande. >> the troops he sent into mali three weeks ago chased islamic extremist out of timbuktu to the relief and joy of the inhabitants. >> the extremists not only terrorized the people with public lashing and executions they also desecrated the heritage of this ancient desert trading post. its elaborate mud brick mosques are protected by the united nations and so were its tools built for islamic saints nearly 700 years ago. >> is this the original. >> a local resident show showed me two of them, now in ruins. >> last spring, the extremists decided they weren't islamic enough and sent in a wrecking crew. >> we
Feb 26, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> coming up, just returning just yesterday from the bipartisan trip to mali. that is where french troops are now battling islamic rebels. we'll talk about the possibility of the u.s. taking a greater role in that country with aid. >>> and in less than an hour, president obama will sit down with two of his most vocal republican critics as mentioned. john mccain, lindsay graham headed to the white house. first read team will join us with scoop on the meeting in a few hours. what could be accomplished? we'll find out. >>> but first, today's money minute, here's a look at wall street. "news nation" is back in three. [ man ] i've been out there most of my life. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ quattro!!!!! exciting and would always come max and pto my rescue. bookstore but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switc
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
islamists have gone to mali. >> they have, right. >> and we have-- they were from there originally and have gone back to mali but with weapons. >> you have ls counteerrorism pressure on them, because these governments have changed over, and the counterterrorism forces aren't as experienced. they don't have the same kinds of laws that were in place before. we're having to reestablish relationships with them. and you have these groups being networked in some of them now claiming al qaeda, al qaeda connections. and all of this combines, and last, to, you have an expanding amount of ungoverned space. and we talked about ungoverned space a little bit when we talked about afghanistan, where a group is ability with impunity or without pressure to train, plan, recruit extremists to engage in operations in that region and around the world. that's exceedingly dangerous. and what we have to do is to address this and it has to be address comprehensively and it's going to take an intensive effort over an extended period of time i think. what does it mean. >> go ahead. >> i think what it means is first a
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
training in neighboring mali and issuing bold threats. our sho beppu brings us the story. >> reporter: this man is reported to have led the attack. he's known as abdel rahman from niger. he phoned media outlets throughout the siege. >> reporter: abdel rahman is on a video that's believed to have been recorded in northern mali in 2010 or 2011. he and other militants showed their hostility toward western and arab nations. >> reporter: the people in the video were from different parts of africa. they trained with various types of weapons, from anti-tank rocket bombs to anti-aircraft artillery. security experts say many of the weapons came from libya. they say different groups took the arms across the border after the fall of moammar gadhafi. the video shows the transient life the militants led in the desert. they moved frequently from one location to another. mokhtar belmokhtar is one of the senior members shown in the video. he has links to al qaeda. analysts believe he's the mastermind behind the attack in algeria. algerian officials say the militants planned and prepared well. they sa
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
president francois hollande. >> the troops he sent into mali three weeks ago chased islamic extremist out of timbuktu to the relief and joy of the inhabitants. >> the extremists not only terrorized the people with public lashing and executions they also desecrated the heritage of this ancient desert trading post. its elaborate mud brick mosques are protected by the united nations and so were its tools built for islamic saints nearly 700 years ago. >> is this the original. >> a local resident show showed me two of them now in ruins. >> last spring the extremists decided they weren't islamic enough and sent in a wrecking crew. >> we were heart heartbroken sidi told us but when we protested they fired their guns in the air to drive us away. >> at timbuktu's library the extremist turned to arson just before they fled in january. torching some of the 300,000 ancient arabic documents. >> but today the librarians have good news for france's president, the timely arrival of his army meant less than one percent of the collection has been destroyed. >> now feeling safe again the people of timbuktu
Feb 8, 2013 5:30am PST
jazeera, as french forces in mali push north towards algeria, violence erupts in the capital. >> i am in brussels. after talks lasting through the night, we now have a draft proposal for the eu budget. many more hours ahead before a deal is finally done. >> nasa's curiosity rover gets down to work on the red planet. thousands of tunisians are gathering in their capital for the from -- funeral of a prominent opposition leader. shape -- shokri belaid was shot in front of his home. he was one of the government's fiercest critics. some are putting the blame on the ruling party. hashemi behar a -- hashem able horror -- haitian -- hashem ahelbarra is live with more. >> there are protests across the country and symbolic ceremonies paying tribute to the opposition leader. we are expecting the funeral to start anytime soon. the procession will be in the capital where he will be laid to rest. people are concerned about potential clashes with supporters of the government and supporters of the opposition. they have beefed up the present of security forces to try to prevent any such deterioration
Feb 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
-government use. the u.s. and france have agreed that military operations in mali should be handed over to united nations mission as soon as possible. french forces entered northern mali three weeks ago, launching aerial strikes against islamic militants. today, the french president held talks with american vice- president joe biden in paris. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has volunteered to become the first person sent into space by his country's fledgling space program. he made the offer during an address to sciences a week after it ran successfully sent a monkey into orbit. corruption on a scale never previously seen. that is help police in europe are describing a match fixing scheme involving up to 700 football games around the globe. more than half of those were in europe and now the very integrity of the sport is being questioned. our correspondent tim frank has the details. >> the global game is at risk from a global crime network. what had long been feared that only quietly talked about was today painfully exposed. don't let the plant setting detract from the revelation that match
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are very receptive, but they're trying to stop it. >> george: you're just back from mali where the government and french forces have been fighting islamists fundamentalists. do you see what is going on in libya as an outgrowth, that this radical islamist support is growing in this particular part of the world? >> in mali, the resistance monoor anti-government movement started with the guardi movement. he used them trying to fight against the revolution in libya. after that was finished, they moved into their own area in mali and tried to take over the north. and claim it as an independent state. but then they were co-opted by al-qaeda, and another group called anwa sadim. >> george: and obviously, you know libya is awash with weapons. >> all over africa. >> george: todd, let me bring you into this conversation. we're seeing now the islamic fundamentalists, and their influence is speading to east africa, and notably kenya and now tanzania. tell us quickly what is going on there? >> we'll seen over the last two weeks two different christian leaders have been killed in tanzania. o
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